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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Girls' Choir

As part of the Horncastle music and arts festival at St Mary's church, the music department organised a lunchtime concert.  The programme included a wide variety of musical genres and styles, soloists and ensembles.  The Girls' Choir started the concert with an African song, Siyahamba, sung in 3 parts a capella.  Oliver Jones, Isaac Keeling and Patrick Fox all played piano solos, and Nell Glenn sang, accompanying herself on the guitar.  Emma Sintim played an electric guitar solo from her grade 8 repertoire.  A group of students from 8SR performed their own composition, a drumming piece they had created as part of their Year 8 lessons on African music.  The string ensemble took part with the Whirligig Suite and the girls' choir concluded the programme with Run by Snow Patrol.  The concert was well-received by the audience and provided another exciting opportunity for students to experience live music.


Y10 SPARK Engineering Trip

  Y10 SPARK Engineering Trip

Y10 SPARK Engineering TripThe engineering festival was held at Lincoln cathedral and aimed to provide students with hands on insight to the potential engineering careers in the Lincolnshire area. With activities, displays of the latest in local technology, access to experienced engineering professionals from local businesses, along with exhibits and tours of the engineering heritage, students were able to appreciate the role of engineering in society and business and how science and technology is impacting lives.

 The day was very successful with all students gaining a true insight into engineering and potential career opportunities.

Student quotes:

“The part of the day I enjoyed the most was learning about gas powered energy sources at the Siemens stand. I also learnt about the teamwork and communication that is needed when making turbines.”

“I really liked looking at the variety of engineering stands and getting a lot of advice on careers from engineers.”

“It has inspired me to pursue a career in engineering.”

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We are delighted to have been shortlisted by Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ to raise money for a sports project.

Sport is an important aspect of wellbeing because it brings together social and physical activity alongside fun and enjoyment.  We hope that everyone will support us in our aim to improve facilities and increase participation in sport for our young people and for the wider community who use our school. 

Our project will help by raising money for new equipment.  Initially this will include football posts and nets, netball posts and nets and safety flooring for the cricket practice area. 

Tesco’s Bags of Help project, which is funded from the 5p bag levy, has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4,000 projects across the UK.  Three projects are selected per region and we could receive £5,000, £2,000 or £1,000 depending upon the outcome of the public vote.

You can help us to raise money by voting for our project from the 7th May until the 30th June when you shop in the Horncastle Store.   Every time you shop you will be given a token, please use it to vote for our project.

If you use the self-service checkouts, please ask for a token so that you can vote.  If you shop online, you can take your delivery note to the store and will be given a token so that you don’t miss out.

Please help us to make a difference, remember to vote for our project every time you shop in Tesco.

Thank you

You can see the full range of clubs and activities taking place at school by following this link.  Community Clubs

For more information about Tesco’s community projects please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp